10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.
This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.
Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 631 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.
A GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 35 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Far Cry 6 which is 28 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Back 4 Blood is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 56 FPS.
One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We then checked the performance on Far Cry 6 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition running at 1440p is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition in your PC?
Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition?
Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 54% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which is 46% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.